16 Bible Quotes for Encouraging your Children
Sometimes it can be hard being a kid. If you’re a parent, then you know that sometimes they struggle and that sometimes life isn’t fair. You want to raise them to be strong and capable and kind.
Here are sixteen Bible quotes for encouraging your children so that you can help them be everything that God created them to be.
Study these 16 Bible quotes for encouraging your children and have faith that God will give you the words to provide the encouragement they need.
5 Short Stories About Encouraging Children
Acquainted with the Word – 2 Timothy 3
The Apostle Paul must have been proud of Timothy. He encouraged him and exhorted him, but knew his upbringing helped him be the man he was that day…a man of God. Paul told him that “from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15). When you’re in the Word of God a lot, a lot of the Word of God gets into you, and so it did Timothy.
Let Them Come – Mark 10
Some people are not a fan of being around children, and let’s be honest, they can be very demanding and annoying at times, but let’s look at how Jesus regarded children. Saint Mark wrote that “when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14). One thing about children is their teach-ability, their genuine humility, and their quick submission. That’s why we need to become like children.
The Profitable Word – 2 Timothy 3
The deepest well of truth abides in the Word of God. The Word cuts us like a knife, but it cuts in order to heal, but also to equip us. Paul states that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Word of God teaches us, reproves us, corrects us, trains us, and equips us, so that we can become competent men and women of God.
Training a Child – Proverbs 22
When we get a job, we usually have a training session or training period, but the best training for our children is not from a human employer, but from God Himself, and the fact is that we are to “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). This does not say they will not depart from the faith; it does say, train them up in the way that they should go. The “going there” is up to them. The training up is on our part.
A Lighted Path – Psalm 119
Getting out of bed, my little toe’s found the corner of a nightstand more than once. The problem is, there isn’t enough light for me to see it. If I had a night light near the floor, maybe it wouldn’t happen because I’d see the table leg, and even in the darkest of times, God’s “word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). God’s Word will illuminate you and your children’s path in life, even in the darkest of nights.
Encouraging One Another
We ought to be encouraging one another, praying for one another, and loving one another, and how much more so with our own children or grandchildren. They need our encouragement in a world full of negativity. Today, give your children and grandchildren a strong dose of encouragement.
It’s not easy being a kid, and it’s not easy being a parent. May these verses bring encouragement to kids and parents alike!